Foreign Adversary Threats to Democratic Institutions: Are Courts Next?



Suzanne Spaulding, Center for Strategic and International Studies; DHS (former)

Date and Time

March 13, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM



Open to the public.

RSVP required by 5PM March 09.


William J. Perry Conference Room
Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central, C231
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

- This event is offered as a joint sponsorship with the Hoover Institution - 

Abstract: Russia’s interference in our election was part of an ongoing campaign to undermine democracy and its institutions. America’s justice system is already under fire from Russian propaganda. What else should we anticipate and what should we be doing about it?

Speaker bio: Suzanne E. Spaulding is senior adviser to the homeland security program and international security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) where she leads the Project on Countering Adversary Attacks on America’s Justice System. This effort is focused on assessing and countering Russian activities that can undermine public faith and confidence in the justice system as an essential pillar of democracy. She is also on the boards of Harvard’s Defending Digital Democracy Project and George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and is a member of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group. Ms. Spaulding was the Under Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security responsible for cybersecurity and infrastructure protection. She also served in the General Counsel’s office at CIA and as chief counsel for both Senate and House intelligence committees. She has been a lawyer and consultant in private practice, including Security Counsel for the Business Roundtable, and chaired the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security. 

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